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Ordinance allowing more cannabis shops in Providence clears City Plan Commission

PROVIDENCE – Some parts of the city could get a little greener. The City Plan Commission unanimously voted Tuesday to recommend that the City Council...

Do you support the proposed federal rule to reclassify marijuana as...

The U.S. Justice Department on May 16 moved to reclassify marijuana as a less dangerous drug, which would mark a significant shift in federal...

Mass. governor to pardon those convicted of cannabis possession

BOSTON (AP) – Massachusetts Gov. Maura T. Healey on Wednesday said she would issue pardons for tens of thousands of people convicted of misdemeanor...
THE THOMAS C. SLATER Compassion Center Inc. in Providence was fined $10,000 by the state for making late payments to licensed cultivators for marijuana products and services. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

Local compassion center fined $10K for late payments to marijuana cultivators

PROVIDENCE – A local marijuana compassion center was fined $10,000 by the state for failing to pay licensed cultivators for their products and services...
SPEAKS WITH AUTHORITY: 
House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi talks before a joint legislative commission on plastic bottle waste before its meeting in December. Shekarchi has given caution signals about this year’s budget process because of a cloudy fiscal picture ahead. 
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Uneasy money: Worries about returning to deficits hang over General Assembly

The warning flags have been raised: Rhode Island legislators are about to return to reality. After two years of massive surpluses, state budget officials are...

R.I. cannabis businesses take in $105M during first year of legal recreational...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island cannabis sales hit a combined $105 million in the first 12 months after the launch of legal recreational sales, according...

How can Gov. Daniel J. McKee best help small businesses in...

Gov. Daniel J. McKee recently told PBN he’d like to know what type of support small-business owners would like to see in his fiscal...

McKee on R.I.’s business climate: ‘I know we’ve made progress’

(Editor's note: This exclusive interview with Gov. Daniel J. McKee is part of a two-story package on Rhode Island's business climate that will be...

Cannabis cultivator agrees to pay state $625K to keep license

WARWICK – A local cannabis cultivator will pay a $625,000 fine to keep its license and settle the state’s claims that it had failed...

R.I. recreational cannabis sales hit $7.1M in September

PROVIDENCE – Recreational cannabis receipts in Rhode Island reached $7.1 million in September, rising for the 10th consecutive month and continuing the upward trend...
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